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Feb
1
Thu
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Get ready for the first MSU Latinx Film Festival!
 
The inaugural edition of the festival features films from the United States, México, Perú, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain. You won’t find these films in U.S. movie theaters or on Netflix so please join us for great cinema and conversations you can’t have anywhere else!
 
Free screenings open to the public will be held at the MSU Library and the MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall), The Robin Theatre in REO Town and Studio C! at Meridian Mall (in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival Indie Series) from February 1-4, 2018.
 
All films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors or interactive panel discussions with MSU faculty, graduate students and community leaders. Keep updated on festival news by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our website: msulatinxfilmfestival.com
 
For more information and media inquires, please contact us at msu.lxff@gmail.com.
Feb
8
Thu
MSU Film Collective: WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/8 Without You I’m Nothing (John Boskovich, 1990)

Presented by Ellen McCallum

Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show’s pieces with concept vignettes and ‘testimonials’ to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

Feb
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/15 Waiting For Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)

Presented by Dan Smith

This mockumentary follows the irrepressible Corky St. Clair as he writes and directs a musical extravaganza for the sesquicentennial of Blaine, Missouri. When he invites a New York agent to scout the show for a potential Broadway run, will the community rise to the occasion? Quirky characters tread on the edge of success and failure in a film at the edge of comedy and documentary, combining scripted and improvisational techniques.

Feb
22
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)

Presented by Justus Nieland

Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Mar
1
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Luis Buñuel, 1972)
Presented by Lily Woodruff

The ambassador of the Latin American republic of Miranda, M. Thevenot, his wife Simone and her sister Florence arrive for a dinner party at the house of Alice Sénéchal and her husband Henri, only to learn that they were mistaken about the date. In director Luis Buñuel’s surreal fantasy, the six bourgeois friends repeatedly gather for a dinner that never quite arrives.

Mar
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
22
Thu
MSU Film Collective: DIVINE INTERVENTION @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 22 @ 7:28 pm
MSU Film Collective: DIVINE INTERVENTION @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
26
Mon
Screening of Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
Screening of Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Prior to James Naremore’s talk on March 28, there will be a screening of his 1990 film To Sleep With Anger. Vagabond Harry (Danny Glover) pays an unexpected visit to his old chum Gideon (Paul Butler), who accepts the aimless man into his home, despite the fact that the household is already overcrowded. Hard-drinking yet charismatic, Harry both entertains and enrages Gideon and his wife, Suzie (Mary Alice). However, after Gideon falls gravely ill, Harry decides to step in and take his friend’s place in the household. Unfortunately, his intentions are far from pure, and the consequences are tragic.

Mar
28
Wed
James Naremore Lecture: “Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge” @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 28 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
James Naremore Lecture: "Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

James Naremore is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, and the author of Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge, the first book-length study of the director. His other books include More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts, Acting in the Cinema, On Kubrick, The Magic World of Orson Welles, and An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema.

MSU Faculty Roundtable with Dr. Naremore to follow on Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, featuring Professors Tama Hamilton-Wray, Jeff Wray, and Ken Harrow.

Sponsored by the MSU Film Studies Program, with support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

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Mar
29
Thu
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Elizabeth Sanders introduced many of the tools and methods being used today to drive and/ or inspire design from a human-centered perspective. Sanders teaches Design at The Ohio State University and is the founder of MakeTools. Recently she co-authored Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End Design.